On 28 November 2018, German finance minister and vice-chancellor Olaf Scholz delivered a keynote speech on Europe at the Humboldt University in Berlin. He highlighted the importance of telling people in Germany and in other European countries what kind of European Union we are working towards and exactly what steps need to be taken.
On 29 August 2018, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire concluded the annual summer university organised by the French employer federation MEDEF. Read the Minister's speech on "France-Germany: a win-win relationship".
Acting on behalf of the Federal Government, Germany's development bank, the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, has acquired a temporary stake in transmission system operator 50Hertz. The company supplies electricity to some 18 million people in Germany and is a key player in putting the country's energy transition into practice.